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Find articles on alfalfa planting, stand establishment and crop management to help you achieve your production goals.

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How important is hay?
Horses need fiber in their diet to maintain a normal digestive tract. For grazing horses, fiber comes from pasture, but for horses without access to pasture, hay provides the needed fiber.

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Every time you harvest a field of alfalfa, as much as 70 percent of the plants are driven over by the equipment used to cut, rake, bale or chop, and remove the alfalfa from the field. During an entire year, some plants may be driven over 10 times.

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As the first cutting of alfalfa is nearly complete for most dairymen, the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) recently provided its members with insightful ways to improve and revitalize existing alfalfa stands.

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The recent historic high hay prices have given alfalfa producers an incentive to maximize the forage production on every alfalfa production acre they have.

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Forage tests give us very valuable information about the forages we are feeding. But which numbers should we be looking at? Which are the important ones? The forage report (Table 1) gives some very good examples of numbers to compare to your forage tests.

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Late-summer harvests of alfalfa are often disappointing to growers, with low yields and low quality. Let’s face it, our crop sometimes gets “the blues.”

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